How was your week?
This week we had our book sale at the library, and although it was fun, a college book sale is just NOT as much fun as a public library book sale. Very few fiction books, plenty of non fiction, and lots and lots of computer, psych, history, health sciences, and business books. Thank goodness, we have lots of public library sales in the area to feed that addiction.
Yesterday we went to see the movie Hereafter, with Matt Damon. I saw the previews on television, and it sounded good, but I did not read any reviews or plot overview. I am not sure what I was expecting, but both my husband and I came out of the theater a little disappointed. I think I was expecting something like Sixth Sense, and instead it was almost like (3) separate stories, converging at the end. There were also some subtitles for the conversations that took place in France. Here is a brief overview:
Synopsis: "Hereafter" tells the story of three people who are touched by death in different ways. George (Matt Damon) is a blue-collar American who has a special connection to the afterlife. On the other side of the world, Marie (Cecile De France), a French journalist, has a near-death experience that shakes her reality. And when Marcus, a London schoolboy, loses the person closest to him, he desperately needs answers. Each on a path in search of the truth, their lives will intersect, forever changed by what they believe might--or must--exist in the hereafter.
I joined the Giving Thanks Challenge for the month of November, and am enjoying the daily reflection on the many things I have to feel thankful for. I know I tend to take a lot for granted, and I'm finding this challenge just makes me appreciate things so much more. Todays thankful item is:
- I am thankful for our pets. (being able to give a nice home, and food to (4) cats that could have remained homeless, makes my heart glad.)
(Libby is the oldest; she's 13, we got her as a kitten)
My Week in Books
I posted reviews for Strangers at the Feast (finished in October) but reviewed in November - loved it! Then I read Clinton Kelly's , Oh No She Didn't - liked the a lot as well, and I also finished Anita Shreve's, November 30th release, called Rescue (not very impressed by this one). I am also working my way through an amazing book called Shantaram; Gregory David Roberts (almost 936 pages). The writing is fabulous and the story has my interest as well. (It is for my Books to Read Before I Die Challenge). I have the book (my copy), plus the audio book from the library --part 1 is (18) discs alone, and I think I'm on disc 10. so this one will take a lot more time.
No big plans for today - whatever you do enjoy and "be thankful" for the day.